“Other wins include many legislative challengers and open seats”
Baltimore, MD – Candidates backed by the environmental group Clean Water Action won big in Tuesday’s primary elections, with 66 of 75 endorsed candidates coming out on top.
“Brian Frosh’s win for Attorney General was especially important,” said Clean Water Action’s Andy Galli. Galli says his organization’s members – more than 98,000 in Maryland – and person-to-person grassroots campaigning were big factors in Frosh’s contest and in other races where environmental and health concerns helped boost turnout for the endorsed candidates.
Baltimore, MD – Maryland’s seven coal-fired power plants dump tens of millions of pounds of toxic metals into the state’s waterways each year, according to a report released today by a coalition of environmental and clean water groups. None are currently required to limit the amounts of arsenic, mercury, lead and selenium they discharge into Maryland’s rivers and streams.
“These are all waterways that end up in our Chesapeake Bay,” said Clean Water Action’s Andrew Fellows. “That means this toxic pollution is flowing towards the Bay, too. When it comes to almost every other source of pollution, no industry is allowed to treat our Bay and its tributaries as an open sewer.
LANSING, MI – Today, Clean Water Action, Michigan’s largest environmental and conservation organization, formally endorsed candidates across Michigan. Below is a list of the organization’s endorsements.
“The candidates we have endorsed have made protecting our Great Lakes among their top priorities,” said Nic Clark Michigan Clean Water Action Director. “We have great confidence that they will stand with Michiganders and make great strides toward protecting our Great Lakes, environment, and communities.”
WASHINGTON, DC – This week the Government Accountability Office released DRINKING WATER: EPA Program to Protect Underground Sources from Injection of Fluids Associated with Oil and Gas Production Needs Improvement, the results of its two year investigation into the Environmental Protect Agency’s (EPA) Underground Injection Control (UIC) program. Clean Water Action welcomes this much needed investigation into oversight challenges in the UIC program and calls on EPA to implement the recommendations detailed within the report (view the report here).